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IGAD MINISTERS COMMIT FURTHER TO IMPROVING LIVELIHOODS OF REFUGEES

IGAD MINISTERS COMMIT FURTHER TO IMPROVING LIVELIHOODS OF REFUGEES

KAMPALA (Uganda): The Prime Minister of Uganda, Hon. Ruhakana Rugunda, today inaugurated the Ministerial Thematic Meeting on Livelihoods and Self-reliance for Refugees, Returnees and Host Communities called on by Intergovernmental Authority on Development in collaboration …

IGAD MINISTERS COMMIT FURTHER TO IMPROVING LIVELIHOODS OF REFUGEES

IGAD MINISTERS COMMIT FURTHER TO IMPROVING LIVELIHOODS OF REFUGEES

KAMPALA (Uganda): The Prime Minister of Uganda, Hon. Ruhakana Rugunda, today inaugurated the Ministerial Thematic Meeting on Livelihoods and Self-reliance for Refugees, Returnees and Host Communities called on by Intergovernmental Authority on Development in collaboration …

Delayed Congo Legislative Vote Begins in Ebola Areas

Delayed Congo Legislative Vote Begins in Ebola Areas

BENI, CONGO Long-awaited legislative elections are underway in three towns in Congo after authorities postponed them because of Ebola and violence.

In the town of Beni on Sunday, voters were washing their hands before entering …

Delayed Congo Legislative Vote Begins in Ebola Areas

Delayed Congo Legislative Vote Begins in Ebola Areas

BENI, CONGO Long-awaited legislative elections are underway in three towns in Congo after authorities postponed them because of Ebola and violence.

In the town of Beni on Sunday, voters were washing their hands before entering …

Pope Tells Moroccans ‘We Are Brothers and Sisters’

Pope Tells Moroccans ‘We Are Brothers and Sisters’

RABAT Pope Francis sought Sunday to encourage greater fraternity between Christians and Muslims in Morocco, telling his flock that showing the country's Muslim majority they are part of the same human family will help stamp …

Pope Tells Moroccans ‘We Are Brothers and Sisters’

Pope Tells Moroccans ‘We Are Brothers and Sisters’

RABAT Pope Francis sought Sunday to encourage greater fraternity between Christians and Muslims in Morocco, telling his flock that showing the country's Muslim majority they are part of the same human family will help stamp …

Some Conservative States Easing Access to Birth Control

Some Conservative States Easing Access to Birth Control

AMES, IOWA Several Republican-led state legislatures are advocating for women to gain over-the-counter access to birth control in what they say is an effort to reduce unplanned pregnancies and abortions.

State legislatures in Arkansas and …

Algerian President Names New Government, Keeps Army Chief

Algerian President Names New Government, Keeps Army Chief

ALGIERS Algeria's powerful army chief retained his post in a newly-named government despite his call to have ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika declared unfit for office.

Algerian national television announced Sunday night that Bouteflika and Prime …

Algerian President Names New Government, Keeps Army Chief

Algerian President Names New Government, Keeps Army Chief

ALGIERS Algeria's powerful army chief retained his post in a newly-named government despite his call to have ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika declared unfit for office.

Algerian national television announced Sunday night that Bouteflika and Prime …

Pope Francis in Morocco on 2-Day Visit

Pope Francis in Morocco on 2-Day Visit

ROME Pope Francis is in Morocco as part of his ongoing effort to advance inter-religious dialogue. It is the first visit by a pope to the predominantly Muslim country in 34 years. Just last month …

Pope Francis in Morocco on 2-Day Visit

Pope Francis in Morocco on 2-Day Visit

ROME Pope Francis is in Morocco as part of his ongoing effort to advance inter-religious dialogue. It is the first visit by a pope to the predominantly Muslim country in 34 years. Just last month …

South Africa sends condolences to families of victims of Cyclone Idai

South Africa sends condolences to families of victims of Cyclone Idai

PRETORIA, Cabinet has extended its condolences to the families of victims of Cyclone Idai, which has devastated parts of Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe.

The cyclone left a trail of destruction, displaced hundreds of thousands of …

Ebola Treatment Center in Congo Reopens After Attack

Ebola Treatment Center in Congo Reopens After Attack

An Ebola treatment center located at the epicenter of the current outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo has resumed operations after it was attacked last month, the country's health ministry said Saturday.

The …